entertain (oneself, someone, or something) with (something)

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entertain (oneself, someone, or something) with (something)

To amuse oneself, someone, or something with something. Can you entertain the kids with a movie or something so that I can get some work done? I entertained the puppy with a few rounds of fetch.
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entertain someone with something

to provide something for amusement or refreshment to someone. Will you try to entertain the children with a game or two, please? She entertained herself with the puzzle.
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As you are relaxing on your picnic blanket; you'll be able to entertain yourself with live musical performances prior to watching the movie.
In the broadcast, she says: 'You know in your head it's not normal to put your child in a fleecy babygro and a jumper to go to bed, or to go to bed at 6 or 7 o'clock in the evening because you've got nothing else to do, nothing to entertain yourself with and the flat is cold and dark'.
Then in the evenings snuggle up by the wood-burning fire and entertain yourself with the lodge's selection of books and games.
Not on Lynne Barrett-Lee's plate 14 BOOKS Countdown of the best 30 cookery books to get you started 18 FOOD Three very different Christmas pud recipes for you to try 23 TRAVEL Linda Elias explores North Wales for the very first time 24 GARDENING With experts John Humphries and Lynne Allbutt 24 TV & FILM Pick of the week's best telly 27 53 PUZZLES Entertain yourself with the Procrastinator and can you do our prize crossword?
Look for toys that are relevant to the child's age and imagine that you as an adult have to entertain yourself with the item for half-an- hour.
Can you be happy and entertain yourself with no tv, computer or stereo?